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Posted: July 10, 2016, 2:51 am - IP Logged

i was thinking of tipping the clerk on my last $1000, I thought 10% would be fair. It can be annoying when clerks ask for tip on a 100$ win because usually I'm just breaking even. But the clerk that sold me the winner is very polite and has never asked for a  tip.

what does everyone here else do ?

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    Posted: July 10, 2016, 5:16 am - IP Logged

    i was thinking of tipping the clerk on my last $1000, I thought 10% would be fair. It can be annoying when clerks ask for tip on a 100$ win because usually I'm just breaking even. But the clerk that sold me the winner is very polite and has never asked for a  tip.

    what does everyone here else do ?

    When in San Diego do as the San Diegoians do!

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      Posted: July 10, 2016, 10:31 am - IP Logged

      i was thinking of tipping the clerk on my last $1000, I thought 10% would be fair. It can be annoying when clerks ask for tip on a 100$ win because usually I'm just breaking even. But the clerk that sold me the winner is very polite and has never asked for a  tip.

      what does everyone here else do ?

      Up to you, really.

       

      I would never tip on anything under $500. If you spent alot of money chasing tickets to win that $500, then I probably wouldn't tip then either. If you bought 2 tickets, and potentially the clerk suggested/recommended a certain roll and you hit a nice win, then I'd give them maybe $20 at this amount. I'd be more likely to tip on a $500 win on a $5 ticket than a $20 ticket because it would be more likely that I'd be breaking even or behind if it were a $500 win on a $20 ticket. 

       

      I think $20 would be a nice tip for your $1k hit also. There's many people who don't tip at all, but if the clerk is really polite and patient, I think sharing some of the joy with that individual by giving them $20 (basically buying them a couple of lunches) is a really nice gesture.

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        Posted: July 10, 2016, 10:46 am - IP Logged

        Don't tip at all. It leads to people having expectations of it and then I hear things like, "That guy won two-hundred dollars and didn't even tip me." (Yes, I've heard that from clerks before as someone else was walking out with some cash they won.)

        Unless it's from the one or two places I frequent where I've made friends with a couple of the clerks, I wouldn't tip a random someone if I won millions let alone any lesser amount. If the clerk/owner has done something out of the ordinary to accommodate me, I might ease off on that stance as well, but for the most part the way I feel is if the clerk wants to get some cash out of the lottery he/she can learn about how much money it usually takes out of a player to see a win of more than a few bucks.

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          i was thinking of tipping the clerk on my last $1000, I thought 10% would be fair. It can be annoying when clerks ask for tip on a 100$ win because usually I'm just breaking even. But the clerk that sold me the winner is very polite and has never asked for a  tip.

          what does everyone here else do ?

          I tell the managers that he/she should start paying the clerks because it's annoying listening to them begging for tips. Wink

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            Posted: July 10, 2016, 12:42 pm - IP Logged

            When in San Diego do as the San Diegoians do!

            Except the op lives in Whales Vagina! LOL

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              Except the op lives in Whales Vagina! LOL

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                Posted: July 10, 2016, 1:00 pm - IP Logged

                nah. I use the same policies i use when i win at casinos. I don't tip. Do they feel bad for me and give me any of my money back when i lose lots of money.  Did they pitch in on my ticket. They don't deserve a dime of anything i win then.

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                  nah. I use the same policies i use when i win at casinos. I don't tip. Do they feel bad for me and give me any of my money back when i lose lots of money.  Did they pitch in on my ticket. They don't deserve a dime of anything i win then.

                  I Agree! Unless the Clerk Provides Exceptional Service!

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                    Posted: July 10, 2016, 9:38 pm - IP Logged

                    I don't tip...PERIOD.

                    The clerk didn't lead me to buying my winning tickets; it was extreme luck and coincidence.  Not to sound harsh but the clerk is no more inclined to part of my big wins than I am to part of their tills they made on sales at their store on a particular day.

                    Besides in South Carolina, places that sell winning tickets over $500 get a 10% commission from the SCEL.  Sounds more than generous to me.  The store and/or the clerk shouldn't require a "tip" from the person who actually won on the ticket.

                    Actually, one person I would give a tip to is a guy at a gas station I frequent a lot.  The guy keeps all losing tickets (for me to collect and enter in 2nd chance contests) and occasionally gifts me a pick 3 ticket or two without me asking. If I were to win something significant, I would gift that guy $3,000 - $5,000 as a way to say thank you and to let him know his generosity is appreciated.

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                      Posted: July 10, 2016, 10:41 pm - IP Logged

                      I don't tip...PERIOD.

                      The clerk didn't lead me to buying my winning tickets; it was extreme luck and coincidence.  Not to sound harsh but the clerk is no more inclined to part of my big wins than I am to part of their tills they made on sales at their store on a particular day.

                      Besides in South Carolina, places that sell winning tickets over $500 get a 10% commission from the SCEL.  Sounds more than generous to me.  The store and/or the clerk shouldn't require a "tip" from the person who actually won on the ticket.

                      Actually, one person I would give a tip to is a guy at a gas station I frequent a lot.  The guy keeps all losing tickets (for me to collect and enter in 2nd chance contests) and occasionally gifts me a pick 3 ticket or two without me asking. If I were to win something significant, I would gift that guy $3,000 - $5,000 as a way to say thank you and to let him know his generosity is appreciated.

                      Now that's a good example of a clerk who goes above, and beyond and it would be a nice gesture to give him a tip. 

                      The clerk who does nothing for you doesn't deserve a tip, perhaps if you win big and they are nice...maybe a small one. I agree with everyone above it is extremely annoying when they expect tips, or even hint toward receiving a tip. If they don't provide you information like "This roll has had alot of losers on it recently, maybe something good coming up?", aren't super friendly, then they don't deserve anything. I've had one retailer ask me for a tip after I hit $1k on a ticket. I gave him $20, and then I never returned to that store lol. 

                      I know of a retailer who will put ENTIRE BOOKS aside for players to play. He also offers free beverages, and snacks in the store to regulars who play lots of scratchoffs. In my opinion, someone who does all that for a customer is the type of retailer who I could see deserving a tip.

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                        Now that's a good example of a clerk who goes above, and beyond and it would be a nice gesture to give him a tip. 

                        The clerk who does nothing for you doesn't deserve a tip, perhaps if you win big and they are nice...maybe a small one. I agree with everyone above it is extremely annoying when they expect tips, or even hint toward receiving a tip. If they don't provide you information like "This roll has had alot of losers on it recently, maybe something good coming up?", aren't super friendly, then they don't deserve anything. I've had one retailer ask me for a tip after I hit $1k on a ticket. I gave him $20, and then I never returned to that store lol. 

                        I know of a retailer who will put ENTIRE BOOKS aside for players to play. He also offers free beverages, and snacks in the store to regulars who play lots of scratchoffs. In my opinion, someone who does all that for a customer is the type of retailer who I could see deserving a tip.

                        Other than the guy at the gas station I spoke of, I haven't ran into any clerk who is nice like that.  Most I've come to in contact with act like it's a big inconvenience to be bothered about tickets.  I'm even the kind of guy who willingly steps aside and lets the clerk handle other non-lottery customers if I have many small prize tickets to cash in as to not hold up the line.  I had two bad experiences (both in Georgia) where the clerks were less than stellar.  The first was when I went to a gas station to cash a $500 lotto ticket and the lady (I admit she was super hot) behind their counter was trying to flirt her way into a fifth of my prize. 

                        The other was just a clerk who was down right rude, and didn't seem like he was willing to give two shakes.  With that store, as soon as his attitude was apparent I left and he lost out in me buying $600 work of tickets that day.  May not meant much to him but I definitely don't patronage any store where I feel the clerks are rude.

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                          Posted: July 11, 2016, 2:52 am - IP Logged

                          I don't tip since even with any big wins, in the end I lose lots more money then I win :(

                          Only scenario where I could see myself maybe tipping is if somehow the clerk suggested I buy a certain ticket and, and I got a big win from that ticket.

                          For example I remember one time I was at the store and the clerk mentioned he hasn't seen any wins from a book of a certain $10 scratcher yet, so I bought one ticket from that book and I did indeed win $50. Didnt tip since its not a big amount but lets say I'd won $10,000 or something from that ticket then maybe I'd tip


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                            Posted: July 12, 2016, 12:44 pm - IP Logged

                            i was thinking of tipping the clerk on my last $1000, I thought 10% would be fair. It can be annoying when clerks ask for tip on a 100$ win because usually I'm just breaking even. But the clerk that sold me the winner is very polite and has never asked for a  tip.

                            what does everyone here else do ?

                            Looking at the particulars here this seems generous. People have different views on tipping so not sure if one is better than the other. If I win big I would tip besides I could then afford it. The check is in the mail.

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                              Posted: July 18, 2016, 1:21 am - IP Logged

                              If the salesperson is doing rounds and taking orders for drinks...yes. Otherwise, it's not the casino. Unless it's "that" kinda gas station.